SB 1590 (see companion bill HB 146) – Illinois

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2021
Link: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1590&GAID=16&GA=102&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=134223&SessionID=110

Amends the Illinois Insurance Code and the Health Maintenance Organization Act. Provides that all individual and small group accident and health policies written subject to certain federal standards must file rates with the Department of Insurance for approval. Provides that unreasonable rate increases or inadequate rates shall be disapproved. Requires the Department to provide a report to the General Assembly on or before January 1, 2023 regarding both on and off exchange individual and small group rates in the Illinois market. Requires that the Department approve or deny rate filings within 45 calendar days of submission unless the Director of Insurance extends the period by following specific procedures. Provides that a rate increase that is not approved or denied by the Department by the applicable deadline shall be automatically approved on the following calendar day. Provides that no less than 30 days after the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has certified the plans described in this Section for the upcoming plan year, the Department shall publish on its website a report explaining the rates for that plan year’s certified health care plans. Defines “inadequate rate” and “unreasonable rate increase”. Effective immediately.

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